How to buy Anthem (ANTM) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Anthem shares.

Anthem Inc (ANTM) is a publicly traded healthcare plans business based in the US. During the day the price has varied from a low of $468.45 to a high of $475.33. The latest price was $468.96 (25 minute delay). Anthem is listed on the NYSE and employs 98,200 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Anthem

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ANTM in this case.
  5. Research Anthem shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Anthem shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 5x Anthem shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £10.34
£2,079.16 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £19.21
£2,088.03 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £20.69
£2,089.51 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £32.64
£2,101.46 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £2.07
£2,070.89 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £39.02
£2,107.84 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £10.34
£2,079.16 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £35.36
£2,104.18 total
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Anthem share price (NYSE:ANTM)

Use our graph to track the performance of ANTM stocks over time.

Anthem price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $468.96

3 months (2022-07-05) -1.67%
6 months (2022-04-04) -4.16%
1 year (2021-10-04) 26.68%
2 years (2020-10-05) 64.67%
3 years (2019-10-04) 93.95%
5 years (2017-10-05) 143.09%

Is it a good time to buy Anthem stock?

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Is Anthem under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

Anthem's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Anthem shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

However, Anthem's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the healthcare plans industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Anthem's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4719. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Anthem's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Anthem's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Anthem's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $10 billion (£8.8 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Anthem's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Anthem shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-26.
Open$474.53
High$475.33
Low$468.45
Close$468.96
Volume810,257
Information last updated 2022-07-27.
52-week range$360.7176 - $532.3091
50-day moving average$489.2554
200-day moving average$456.0989
Wall St. target price$565.23
PE ratio18.9917
Dividend yield$4.67 (1.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$25.41

Anthem share dividends

1.1%

Dividend yield: 1.08% of stock value

1.1%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.08% of stock value

17.7%

Dividend payout ratio: 17.71% of net profits

Anthem has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.08% of its share value annually.

Anthem has paid out, on average, around 17.71% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Anthem's case, that would currently equate to about $4.67 per share.

While Anthem's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

Anthem's most recent dividend payout was on 24 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Anthem's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Anthem's shares have ranged in value from as little as $360.7176 up to $532.3091. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ANTM.US volatility(beta: 0.97)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Anthem's is 0.9737. This would suggest that Anthem's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put Anthem's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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